This Sunday, December 15, acclaimed author Neil Gaiman will present a memorable reading of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Plus, Molly Oldfield, consummate researcher and author of The Secret Museum, will share some unique items and interesting objects found in NYPL’s collection of Dickens material in the Berg Collection of English and American Literature. It’s an event Dickens’ fans won’t want to miss! Reserve free tickets here.
It’s not just any old version of a Christmas carol. It’s the one Charles Dickens abridged to be his reading version, for the times he read it in public. They have that book, abridged and amended in his own handwriting…
You know, I may have sold the majority of my earthly belongings and gone to a completely different part of the country with no guarantee of a future, but for once I’m going to be in a state where I can go listen to Neil Gaiman read a version of A Christmas Carol with Charles Dickens’ hand-written notes in it.
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Women have to do so little to be declared “man haters”. All we have to do is name male violence for what it is. It is at this point the patriarchally minded step in and throw the “man hating” cliche into the mix. But in doing so, what men have done to women is forgotten, brushed under the carpet, ushered into the corner with candy with the hope it’ll be forgotten.
But for a man to be declared a “woman hater” he has to do so much more. Even when men abuse, rape, prostitute and kill women, they’re excused… His victim’s actions are looked for as if his hatred was a logical reaction to her own actions.
The liberals forget how ingrained woman hating is… from that moment a baby is killed for being female, to the child’s growth, through adulthood- womanhood is something to be despised, to be destroyed. Women are hated freely and easily. Men become the untouchables… we are not allowed to criticise them, lest we be labelled men haters.
But if all it takes to be labelled a man hater is to speak out unrelentlessly against male violence, to despise the violence done to my sisters, then I’ll wear that label… I’ll write it myself, and I’ll scream it from the rooftops. I’d rather be a man hater than stop addressing male violence for what it is.”
Excellently put. If men can watch porn because they ‘love women’, but women can’t even say we hate our rapists, what the fuck are we learning about our interactions? What are we learning about men? And what does it all say about ‘the rules’?
Women’s anger is scary. They fear our withdrawal from their lives; we fear their participation in ours. (via thentheysaidburnher)